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Introduction: internationalizing custom and localizing law

Demian, Melissa


This symposium is an endeavor to re-evaluate and update what may at first blush appear to be a thoroughly old-fashioned or folkloristic set of ideas for anthropologists: the concept of custom, particularly as it is deployed in relation to the concept of law. The presumed shrinking of the contemporary world has had interesting and documentable implications for the anthropology of law. Throughout the twentieth century, much of the energy of this subdiscipline was concentrated in finding...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-04-28
Type: Journal article
Source: PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review
DOI: 10.1111/plar.12083


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